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 2021-09-25 22:20 

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Alaska's hospitals struggle amid a worsening outbreak...

Alaska, once a leader in vaccinating its citizens, is now in the throes of its worst coronavirus surge of the pandemic, as the delta variant rips through the state, swamping hospitals with patients....

 2021-09-25 22:03 

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Norway lifts coronavirus restrictions after 561 Days...

Norway on Saturday lifted social distancing rules, capacity limits on businesses and other pandemic-era restrictions that have been in place for more than a year....

 2021-09-25 19:42 

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Profiling coronavirus mutations help scientists find weak spots...

Erica Ollmann Saphire spent the past year and a half profiling the coronavirus, creating intricate three-dimensional images in her San Diego lab to understand its most problematic features. That information is now revealing the pathogen's weak spots a...

 2021-09-25 18:31 

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Delta variant extinguishes Beta variant in South Africa, study shows...

The more infectious nature of the Delta mutation of the coronavirus has seen it almost completely displace the Beta variant in South Africa, the discovery of which led to widespread travel bans....

 2021-09-25 07:59 

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Israel says US booster plan supports its own aggressive push...

Israel is pressing ahead with its aggressive campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated by a US decision to give the shots to older patients or those at higher risk....

 2021-09-25 04:34 

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States begin a complex booster shot rollout for Pfizer recipients...

State health officials Friday rushed to roll out campaigns to provide coronavirus booster shots for millions of vulnerable people who got the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and to help a confused public understand who qualifies for the extra shots....

 2021-09-25 00:37 

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White House gets most of what it wants on boosters. But it also gets confusion....

After a month of dramatic twists and turns more suited to a soap opera than a staid federal health bureaucracy, the White House this week got much of what it hoped for: access to Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus booster shots for most adults at least six month...

 2021-09-25 00:21 

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Knicks in New York compliance with 100 percent vaccinated roster...

Because of local coronavirus regulations in New York and San Francisco, the Knicks, Brooklyn Net,s and Golden State Warriors are required to be vaccinated unless exemptions for medical or religious reasons apply....

 2021-09-25 00:07 

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Pediatric COVID-19 cases rose faster in counties without school mask requirements, CDC says...

The CDC on Friday offered more evidence that school mask requirements can help keep children healthy and in classrooms, showing lower spikes in pediatric coronavirus cases and fewer school outbreaks in places that require them....

 2021-09-24 22:34 

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Judge strikes down Tenn. governor's opt-out mask order...

Global and national roundup of coronavirus news....

 2021-09-24 17:19 

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Here's who the CDC says should get a Pfizer vaccine booster shot - and how we got to this point...

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that millions of people who have gotten their two shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine should get a booster shot. Here's what you need to know....

 2021-09-24 16:58 

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CDC director says she's disappointed at politics playing a role in people's COVID-19 vaccination decisions...

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at the inaugural Globe Summit that she's not surprised some people need to be persuaded to get coronavirus vaccinations, but she was dismayed by the politicizat...

 2021-09-24 01:40 

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Trump's election challenges distracted from COVID response, White House adviser told colleagues...

White House officials prioritized former president Donald Trump's attempt to challenge the election over the pandemic response last winter, according to emails obtained by the House select subcommittee probing the government's coronavirus response...

 2021-09-24 01:31 

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Education Secretary Cardona backs mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for students...

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Thursday he supports mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for older teenagers, saying vaccines are critical to keeping students in school....

 2021-09-24 01:07 

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US had its slowest week of first-dose vaccinations since July, worrying health experts ahead of flu season...

The number of Americans receiving their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine has dropped significantly in recent days, according to Centers for Disease Control data released late Wednesday, worrying health officials as flu season approaches....

 2021-09-23 22:12 

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Has COVID cost Australia its love for freedom?...

SYDNEY — In the war against the coronavirus's Delta variant, few if any democracies have demanded as much of their people as Australia....

 2021-09-23 21:51 

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Mass. reports 2,236 new coronavirus cases among public school students and 318 among staff...

The 2,554 total cases were a significant leap from the state's first report of 1,420 total cases last week, but the increase was expected....

 2021-09-23 21:23 

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US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the Delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily....

 2021-09-23 12:40 

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Nobel Prize ceremonies to be curtailed again due to pandemic...

The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in and scaled-down for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation behind the coveted prizes said Thursday....

 2021-09-23 02:23 

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Alaska's hospitals struggle amid a worsening outbreak...

Alaska, once a leader in vaccinating its citizens, is now in the throes of its worst coronavirus surge of the pandemic, as the Delta variant rips through the state, swamping hospitals with patients....

 2021-09-23 01:27 

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Duterte taps military to assist hospitals as nurses get sick...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police and the military to augment hospital staffing in the capital region as hundreds of health workers have contracted coronavirus....

 2021-09-23 00:53 

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At COVID summit, Biden sets ambitious goals for vaccinating the world...

President Joe Biden, declaring the coronavirus an "all-hands-on-deck crisis," set out ambitious goals Wednesday for ending the pandemic and urged world leaders, drug companies, philanthropies, and nonprofit groups to embrace a target of vaccinatin...

 2021-09-22 21:41 

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Pressure grows on US companies to share COVID vaccine technology with world...

Pressure is growing on US drug companies — particularly Moderna, the upstart biotech firm that developed its coronavirus vaccine with billions of dollars in taxpayer money — to share their formulas with manufacturers in nations that desperatel...

 2021-09-22 13:44 

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Pressure grows on US companies to share COVID vaccine technology...

Moderna, the upstart Cambridge biotech firm, developed its coronavirus vaccine with billions of dollars in taxpayer money. Health officials in the US and abroad are pressing drugmakers to do more to address the global vaccine shortage....

 2021-09-22 06:17 

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Ravaged by war, Syrian rebel area struggles with virus surge...

The situation has become so dire in the Idlib province that rescue workers known as the White Helmets who became famous for digging through the rubble of bombings to find victims now mostly ferry coronavirus patients to the hospital or the dead to burials...

 2021-09-22 03:19 

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Bolsonaro's health chief tests positive for Covid after UN visit...

Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for coronavirus in New York where he had been part of President Jair Bolsonaro's team attending the 76th United Nations General Assembly....

 2021-09-22 01:41 

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Idaho's COVID-19 outlook is dire as cases continue to climb...

In Idaho, coronavirus case numbers and deaths continue to climb, putting the state among the worst in the nation for the rate of new COVID-19 diagnoses....

 2021-09-22 00:27 

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California now has nation's lowest virus transmission rate...

California has the lowest coronavirus transmission rate of any state following a sharp decline in cases and hospitalizations after a summer surge....

 2021-09-21 22:27 

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Massachusetts community colleges to require vaccinations...

Students, faculty, and staff at all 15 Massachusetts state community colleges will be required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by January, the schools' presidents said....

 2021-09-21 21:15 

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For families, US travel ban's end is a new beginning...

LONDON — For Katie Wait, the coronavirus pandemic has been more than just a year and a half of uncertainty. It has also meant months separated from her parents, brother, and extended family in Florida....

 2021-09-21 20:12 

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FDA likely to make decision on boosters this week...

The Food and Drug Administration is likely to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots this week for many Americans at high risk of falling seriously ill from the coronavirus, now that a key advisory committee has voted to recommend the measure....

 2021-09-20 20:56 

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US to lift travel ban for vaccinated visitors...

The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions starting in November for foreigners who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, reopening the country to thousands of people, including those who have been separated from family in the United St...

 2021-09-20 19:15 

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Nasal medicines to treat COVID-19 being developed in Japan...

Attempts to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 in the form of nasal spray are underway to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus....

 2021-09-20 18:05 

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Rhode Island cultural, arts organizations share $1 million in funding...

More than 100 cultural, humanities, and arts nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $1 million in federal funds to help them survive and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, officials anounced Monday....

 2021-09-20 14:38 

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Coronavirus Live Updates...

The latest news and guidance on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in New England and beyond....

 2021-09-20 13:50 

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Memorial along National Mall offers stark reminder of coronavirus's toll...

"In America: Remember" is an art installation of hundreds of thousands of flags planted along the mall that honor the more than 670,000 people in the United States who have died from COVID-19....

 2021-09-20 12:24 

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Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in younger children ages 5 to 11...

The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been shown to be safe and highly effective in young children ages 5 to 11 years when administered at a lower dose, the companies announced early Monday morning....

 2021-09-19 21:48 

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Biden pitching partnership after tough stretch with allies...

President Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change, and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are be...

 2021-09-19 21:36 

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Jair Bolsonaro, defiantly unvaccinated, will test UN General Assembly's COVID 'honor system'...

The United Nations is demanding that world leaders arriving in New York for its General Assembly adhere to an "honor system" to attest they are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. But that mandate will be tested in the general debate's v...

 2021-09-19 20:56 

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Biden administration seeks to expand telehealth in rural America...

The roughly 15 percent of the population living in rural America includes some of the oldest and sickest patients in the country — a disparity that has grown more stark during the coronavirus pandemic. The Biden administration is investing more in t...

 2021-09-19 15:54 

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Fauci says more data will likely support a broader US coronavirus vaccine booster plan...

Anthony Fauci said coronavirus vaccine booster shots for more of the US population remain a possibility soon, as additional data on the still-widening outbreak come in....

 2021-09-18 14:59 

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Worcester announces indoor mask mandate starting Monday...

The city of Worcester is tightening coronavirus mandates starting Monday9/20 after weekly increases in the number of cases for 10 straight weeks...

 2021-09-18 06:30 

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COVID's impact on the baby boomers (and the rest of us)...

Readers online and otherwise weigh in with a range of reactions to a story about how the coronavirus pandemic has upended plans for baby boomers....

 2021-09-17 19:19 

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Cambodia vaccinating 6-to-11-year-olds before schools reopen...

Cambodia began vaccinating 6-to-11-year-olds Friday so students can safely return to schools that have been closed for months due to the coronavirus....

 2021-09-17 17:53 

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A few caveats to consider as we look at alarming coronavirus data from schools this year...

"We don't need the numbers to be as low in September as they were in May to prevent morbidity and mortality, which is ultimately what we want to prevent," said Shira Doron, an infectious disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at Tufts M...

 2021-09-17 14:15 

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La Cucina, The Gallows join list of Boston-area restaurants to close amid COVID-19...

We started this list as the restaurant scene was changing rapidly, with closures ramping up due to COVID-19. After a somewhat calmer summer, we're back at it. We'll modify this list routinely with more insights, updates, and maybe even some hopefu...

 2021-09-17 00:21 

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In first report of new school year, state shows 1,230 coronavirus cases among students, 190 among staff...

State education leaders on Thursday evening reported 1,230 coronavirus cases among 920,000 students, or .13 percent, and 190 reported cases among 140,000 school staff statewide, or .14 percent, in their first school tally since June....

 2021-09-16 15:38 

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Idaho rations health care statewide as COVID surge continues...

Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide amid a massive increase in the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization....

 2021-09-15 23:15 

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Basking in vaccine success, EU promises to donate more COVID shots...

As Europeans try to lock in gains made by inoculation campaigns, the European Union on Wednesday pledged to reinforce its preparedness for future health crises and to increase coronavirus vaccine donations to low- and middle-income countries....

 2021-09-15 22:00 

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Florida landlord says tenants must get the COVID vaccine: 'You don't want to get vaccinated? You have to move'...

The Florida landlord's letter marking a vaccine requirement to live or work at his apartments was posted on tenants' door as Florida began to grapple with a surge of coronavirus infections attributable to the highly transmissible Delta variant....

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